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Monthly Skin Cancer Conference

Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Center is home to the SCARS Foundation Monthly Skin Cancer Conference. The CME Accredited conference is hosted monthly for the benefit of our patients, our physicians, and all physicians involved in skin cancer management. Physicians can earn up to two CME credits per session for participation. 

The conference is designed to maximize effectiveness in patient care by highlighting high-risk skin cancer cases, difficult reconstructive cases, and other skin cancer treatment challenges. The monthly conference allows physicians to stay ahead of the curve on treatment developments in the skin cancer community and gives our patients access to a multi-faceted team approach in handling complex cases. 



The CME program offered by SCARS Foundation aims to advance the knowledge and improve the competence and performance of our physician learners, with the intent of leading to enhanced patient care. Physicians can earn up to two CME credits per session for participation in our Monthly Skin Cancer Conference.


The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent.

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Latest Skin Cancer Conference Case Studies



HISTORY   65-year-old man with a history of BCC presented with a 4-year history of growing inflamed rhinophyma. First rhinophyma excision was done on 04-01-2013. Recurrence of rhinophyma resulted in the second excision and nasal planing procedure on 06-16-17. Pathology showed no evidence of malignancy.   DISCUSSION   Our approach to rhinophyma is based on…

Chasing Margins of Melanoma In Situ of Back

HISTORY   69-year-old man presents with melanoma in situ of the upper back. A biopsy on 6/15/2017 showed malignant melanoma at least in-situ. Excision with 5 mm margin and skin graft closure on 8/9/2017 found residual melanoma in situ with at 2-4 o’clock. Additional 4mm margin excision on 9-13-17 still found residual lesion at 1-3…

BCC Presenting as a Back Keloid

HISTORY   80-year-old man presents with 2-year history of back nodule believed to be a keloid from a spider bite. The patient has a history of multiple basal cell carcinomas.   DISCUSSION   Biopsy showed this lesion to be a basal cell carcinoma. Moral of the story is that not all keloids or spider bites…

Right Ear Melanoma In Situ with Depth Uncertainty – The role of Histopathologic Discordance in Clinical Decision Making

HISTORY   40-year-old man presents with a 2 month history of right posterior ear pigmented papule. Shave biopsy on 9-18-17 showed malignant melanoma at least in situ. Excision with 5 mm margins on 10-9-17 confirmed residual melanoma at least in situ with clear margins. DISCUSSION   Lack of superficial invasion cannot be definitely ruled out…

Hand SCC In Situ

HISTORY 68-year-old woman presents with a many month history of squamous cell in situ of left hand. This large 2.5 cm lesion on the hand poses a unique challenge to ensuring hand function post-operatively. Treatment options include C&D (curettage and desiccation), curettage only with post-treatment imiquimod, Mohs excision with a skin graft closure, or superficial…

Present A Case

We highly encourage physicians to share their skin cancer and reconstruction cases at our Skin Cancer Conference. If you are specialist that would like to present your case, please contact our CME Coordinator or call 949-200-1600.

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SCARS Foundation Monthly Skin Cancer Conference is CME Accredited.